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Refiguring Refiguring the Spiritual: Beuys, Barney, Turrell, by Mark Taylor

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By Mark Taylor

Mark C. Taylor provocatively claims that modern paintings has misplaced its manner. With the paintings marketplace now mirroring the paintings of finance, many artists create works exclusively for the aim of luring traders and encouraging exchange between hedge money and personal fairness agencies. while artwork turns into a monetary device, grounded in not anything yet itself, it loses its serious part. Its commoditization, corporatization, and Read more...

summary: Mark C. Taylor provocatively claims that modern artwork has misplaced its means. With the artwork marketplace now mirroring the artwork of finance, many artists create works exclusively for the aim of luring traders and encouraging alternate between hedge cash and personal fairness businesses. while paintings turns into a monetary software, grounded in not anything yet itself, it loses its serious area. Its commoditization, corporatization, and financialization rob us of worthy standpoint. Joseph Beuys, Matthew Barney, James Turrell and Andy Goldsworthy are artists who range popular, but all of them defy the traits that

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7 While Murakami’s corporatization of art is a noteworthy development of the ideas and practices of Warhol and Koons, it does not express the fundamental economic transformation that has taken place since the late 1960s. Beneath the surface of the economic recession brought on by the Vietnam War, President Johnson’s Great Society, and the 1973 oil crisis, changes were occurring that created the conditions for today’s global economy. 8 As this new form of capitalism expands, the production of tangible goods is increasingly displaced by the invention of intangible products.

These mortgages were bundled and sold as bonds known as Ginnie Maes through the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA). The GNMA bought mortgages guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Farmers Home Administration and sold them as securities. The Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) also purchased mortgages from lenders and resold them to investors as securities known as Fannie Maes. At first hundreds and then thousands of these individual mortgages were combined into large pools called Collateralized Mortgage Obligations, or CMOs.

3 Damien Hirst, For the Love of God The commodification, corporatization, and financialization of art represent the betrayal of principles and values that have guided artists for more than two centuries. 15 In the wake of the failure of the French Revolution, idealistic philosophers and romantic poets were forced to reconsider the interrelation of religion, art, and politics. In his Athenaeum Fragments, published in Jena between 1798 and 1800, Friedrich Schlegel writes: “The revolutionary desire to realize the kingdom of God on earth is the elastic point of progressive civilization and the beginning of modern history.

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